e-Bug games for children: teaching hygiene and prudent antibiotics use using web games

Paul Cunningham (Editor), Miriam Cunningham (Editor), Patty Kostkova, David Farrell, Donna Lecky, Cliodna Mcnulty

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Using the Internet as a media for healthcare education and intervention campaigns has became common recently, however, little attention has been given to the design and evaluation of web games aimed at children. E-Bug, a DG-SANCO funded European project, developed antibiotic and hygiene teaching resource aiming to reinforces an awareness of microbes, hand and respiratory hygiene and the benefits of prudent antibiotics use among junior and senior school children across Europe. An educational pack implemented in schools across Europe is complemented by Internet web games for two age groups teaching the same set of learning objectives. In this paper, we present the design of e-Bug junior and senior games and development evaluation results.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIST-Africa 2009 Conference Proceedings
EditorsPaul Cunningham, Miriam Cunningham
PublisherIIMC International Information Management Corporation
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781905824113
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • antibiotic
  • educational games
  • internet
  • public education
  • resistance and hygiene
  • web games


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